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Caravan 12"
The first release on 3 Worlds Music was by Nyofu in 1986, the 12" single "Caravan", with B side "Dreaming". This is Nyofu's version of the famous song by Duke Ellington and the song Dreaming is an original composition by Nyofu. Musicians are: Nyofu on vocals and saz, Jawge Hughes Jr. on keys, David Shields on bass, Iraj Lashkary on percussions, Burn-I. Green on drums, Azar Lawrence and Gary Bias on saxophones, David Strother and Keith Barry on strings, Mark Tyson guitar (Caravan), Adrienne Howell and Annette Sabb on vocals (Caravan). Produced by Josef Blocker. Both songs are now available on Nyofu's CD La Guitarra Turca and the 12" vinyl 3 Worlds Music Compilation 1.

Thank You Jah Re-isuuse with dub

The first release by Mark Tyson was on 3 Worlds Music in 1989, the 7" single "Thank You Jah", with B side "A New Day". By popular demand the single has been re-released with the dub of Thank You Jah on the B side. Musicians are: Mark Tyson on vocals and guitar, Jawge Hughes Jr. on keys, Watson "Drummie" Duverney on drums, Mansa Musa on bass, Tracy Wannomae (alto sax) and Rembert James (t-bone). BG vocals; Tim Jones,-Willie Whitley-Eddie Coleman-John Muckelroy. Produced by Josef Blocker. Song is also available on the 3 Worlds Compilation 1 LP (vinyl only).

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New CD Minstrels & Mystics due for release soon!


( All original songs except a cover of Duke Ellington's -Caravan, and one song by Mark Tyson - The Swirl)

1/2 instrumental Mideast, jazz and Latin mix featuring the SAZ, Turkish long neck lute, with English, Turkish, Spanish and Japanese vocals. Danceable, multi layered arrangements with instrumental solos.

11 original songs and an instrumental version of the classic Rastaman Chant, featuring Reggae legends such as Ras Michael on repeater drum, Santa Davis on drums, and a list of L.A.'s top musicians.

"Mark's distinctive guitar work and all-encompassing musical vision make for a musical approach that is uniquely his own" - The BEAT


( English translations of Turkish poetry and traditional Turkish music)

Turkish minstrels and mystics from 13th century to present performed mostly in English with traditional melodies.

Nyofu press

"Music with and for wide open ears"
Swedish Daily News

"a master player of the Turkish Saz" Tom Cheney,
Billboard magazine

"A product of LA's multicultural influences, Mark Tyson mixes Reggae and World Music up on his new release Freedom Cry (3 Worlds Music). He blends them well on tracks like"Fidayda" and the title song. Then Tyson punches in some nice straight-up Reggae on "A New Day" and going for the knockout comes in with one of the best dread tunes around in "Thank You Jah"- Chuck Foster / The BEAT

"Mark Tyson, not to be confused with the boxer Mike Tyson, is definitely a fighter, a freedom fighter. On his debut release “Freedom Cry”, Tyson sounds like Africa’s Alpha Blondy at times. Their music and voices touch and cross some of the same lines. Tyson shows his musicianship by arranging all of the music himself. Stand out cuts are “Thank You Jah” and “Goin’ Home”, which mixes African style hand drumming and horns. This is a great effort from a new artist, full of conscience raising lyrics and soul lifting music." Check it! - Lance O / THE REGGAE REPORT


"a thoroughly professional saz master"
Turkish "Nokta" newspaper

"Based in Los Angeles, the Blue Nile X-Press have been wowing crowds live for some time, Their self-titled 4 song CD/EP will tell you why. Mark is soundly steeped in Reggae, having spent years wood shedding in various L.A. Reggae bands and working with artists of the stature of Ras Michael & the Sons of Negus." – The BEAT
" Nyofu has made Turkish folklore his own to an astonishing degree"
Turkish "Hurriyet" newspaper

"Mark Tyson & his Blue Nile X-Press have created a highly original sound one that blends Reggae, African, and exotic eastern sounds…" - Tom Cheyney / LA Weekly (voted best new sound in Los Angeles, LA WEEKLY Best of the Best issue)

"the best concert I've been to in a long time"
Eldorado Concert Reviews, Swedish Radio

"In Turkey the Blue Nile X-Press, with Marks older brother Nyofu, Elias Negash(Ethiopian keyboardist), and producer/drummer Joe Blocker appeared on two TV shows, played a series of gigs, and garnished an impressive pile of press clippings because of their unique Reggae mix....unique musical stew of Reggae, World Music, and Jazz" says Billboard Magazine


"Mark Tyson & his Reggae / World Music ensemble The Blue Nile X-Press is enough to set anybody's pelvis in motion" Jason McKlosky / Drama Louge